GROUP TOUR ITINERARIES OVERVIEW

It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it’s who you have with you and can share your experiences with.” Unknown

A journey shared is an experience doubled and travelling as a group can enhance any journey. At Northern Secrets, we provide imaginative, high quality group tour itineraries throughout Northern Britain.

On a group tour with us, you’ll enjoy an authentic visitor experience, be accompanied by a knowledgeable & professional tour guide (if you wish) & discover our fantastic regions of Northern England, North Wales & Scotland with the time to explore and experience these in-depth at a pace chosen by you.

We carefully plan our group tour itineraries, hand-pick local suppliers and offer quality accommodation for you and your group.

As a group travel organiser you can be as involved as you wish in all planning - use the below itineraries as guidance and inspiration. Then, simply get in touch to discuss your travel plans in detail with us.

Group Tour Itineraries

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN OUR GROUP TOUR ITINERARIES

  • Local team dedicated to the highest personal customer service incl. free consultation & group tour planning
  • Dedicated group travel consultant to build & deliver your tailored coach tour itineraries & ideas
  • Arrangement & booking of all trip components from accommodation to guided tours
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and experience programs booked & tailored to your group with all entrance fees in itinerary included in all prices
  • Select your own personal coach operator or we can do this for you (incl. local pick up in mainland UK)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and experience programs booked & tailored to your group
  • Marketing support - professional design or itineraries, leaflets & posters for your tour (e.g. branded with your logo)
  • Fair Pricing & Book with Confidence policies as well as full financial security for all monies paid to Northern Secrets Ltd - more details here
  • Point of contact during travel at all times incl. optional personal meet & greet
  • Completely hassle free from planning to travel & beyond
  • As Group Travel Organiser Association members, we understand & represent the interests of GTOs
  • ...and more!
    from £395 per person

    Discover Britain’s hidden gem – North East England. A place of unique character ranging from unspoilt sandy beaches and breathtaking countryside landscapes to vibrant cities rich in culture and history – perfect for your next group tour!

    The region is home to two World Heritage Sites (both on your tour itinerary!) and has recently been voted by Lonely Planet Blue List as one of the top destinations to visit worldwide.

    Discover this fantastic region on our signature Best of Northumbria group tour!

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    from £335 per person

    The UK is home to a splendid portfolio of gardens and arboretums. The North of England is no exception – a hidden gem though. Few people really realise the sheer scale of beautiful & diverse gardens our region has to offer.

    Join this garden tour for some spectacular visits to the contemporary Alnwick Garden with its grand cascade, huge rose garden & fabulous water garden or the stunning gardens at Cragside, home to one of the greatest engineers of the Victorian era, Lord William Armstong and discover the magnificent topiary in the English Lake District.

    There is so much more to be discovered. Take a look at the sample itinerary & then create your own unique journey through the garden world of Northern England

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    from £375 per person

    The English Lake District is one of the most breathtaking places on the British Isles. No wonder it has been the home & destination for many famous historical figures, writers, painters and poets – picturesque scenes of lakes, forests and mountains all come together to form the Lake District National Park, established in 1951. Since 2017 the national park is now also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    This tour explores some of the highlights of the beautiful national park, taking in the lakes of Windermere & Grasmere, the stories behind the Lake Poets, the beautiful windy roads & picturesque landscapes, stunning castles & gardens and some old & new traditions…

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    THE GREAT NORTH TOUR

    8 Days / 7 nights
    from £555 per person

    Discover some of the highlights and best kept secrets of Northern England! Begin though, in Scotland and discover the capital, Edinburgh, on a relaxed guided tour. Spend some free-time and then explore the beautiful Southern parts of Scotland, home of the Border Abbeys & some stunning landscapes.

    Travel South and experience wildlife galore on the Farne Islands before journeying through Northumberland National Park & Hadrian’s Wall Country into the English Lake District. Later on your tour, discover the fascinating city of Liverpool, Yorkshire Dales & the spa town of Harrogate.

    End your tour in York & discover the ancient Romanesque, Roman & Viking legacies of this grand city.

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    from £425 per person

    Our national parks are living, breathing treasure troves.

    On this tour, don’t just visit one but four of the best – begin in Northumberland, the least visited but by no means less attractive than the better known ones.

    Travel on to the UNESCO World Heritage national park of Lake District and enjoy a boat cruise and the stunning scenery. In Yorkshire, you have the pleasure of dipping your toes into two national parks – North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales – two very different landscapes…

    Why not add a fifth and extend your tour into the Peak District national park?

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    THE BEST OF YORKSHIRE

    5 Days / 4 nights
    from £295 per person

    Affectionately known as ‘God’s Country’ by locals, once you visit Yorkshire will be converted by the stunning scenery, magnificent cities steeped in history, and charming market towns to explore.

    Base yourself in Harrogate for the duration of your visit and discover Yorkshire in every direction – two national parks, the historic city of York, some hidden secrets & a wealth of experiences!

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    LIVERPOOL & CHESTER TOUR

    6 Days / 5 nights
    from £395 per person

    Discover one of England’s most culturally active & energetic cities: Welcome to Liverpool! Probably best known for music and, in particularly, The Beatles, the city today is officially a UNESCO City of Music – and there is so much more than simply The Beatles to discover…

    Enjoy an introduction tour of the city to inlcude its many highlights such as the two stunning cathedrals, the regenerated Albert Docks, Cavern Club area, historic waterfront and Anfield, home of Liverpool Football Club.

    One of the highlights of your trip will be a visit to Port Sunlight, started by William Lever (of today’s Unilever), and experience of the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Finally, enjoy a visit & walking tour of historic Chester to round off a fabulous visit to North West England. Why not add a day and discover Manchester or take a trip into North Wales?

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    from £775 per person

    Follow in the footsteps of some of the famous Northern saints – begin in Western Scotland and discover the history behind St. Columba on the small island of Iona in the Western Highlands. Travel South to learn more about the teachings of St. Mungo in Glasgow.

    Follow St. Aidan from Scotland to Northern England and experience the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. His successor was St. Cuthbert – discover his life from Melrose to Durham… St. Hilda is the founding saint of Whitby Abbey… You will explore the life of Bede and understand how we know so much about this Golden Age of Northumbria.

    Finally, end in York with the story of Romans, Normans, Vikings, and the next story of Christianity…

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    Discover some of Britain’s greatest cities! You will experience Leeds & Bradford in Yorkshire, reveal the history & beauty of Newcastle & Durham, surprise yourself in Sunderland, explore Scotland’s major cities of Edinburgh & Glasgow, uncover Carlisle on the western ends of Hadrian’s Wall and enjoy the Victorian powerhouses of Manchester & Liverpool…

    History, industrial heritage, urban regeneration, green spaces, architecture, culture, nightlife, theatre & music – all to be discovered on this tailored coach tour for you and your group.

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    from £325 per person

    The Scottish Borders & Tweed Valley feel like a world away – yet you are so close to Edinburgh in the North or Newcastle in the South…

    The space in between though, is one of remote beauty, a fantastic array of border abbeys, centuries of fascinating history, grand houses & castles and former homes of greats such as Sir Walter Scott.

    Discover one of hidden secrets of the British Isles – the stunning Tweed Valley and visit Abbotsford House, Floors Castle, Melrose & Scott’s Gap.

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    THE HEART OF SCOTLAND

    5 Days / 4 nights
    from £275 per person

    Discover the heart of Scotland on this fabulous tour of stunning landscapes in the Cairngorms, a visit to the Queen (almost), the discovery of quaint market towns & the scenery around Speyside. Enjoy some whisky in one of the smallest distilleries around & experience the city of Perth or Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

    Pitlochry is the perfect base for your group holiday. Breathe in fresh air and stand back to admire the views across Highland Perthshire. At any time of the year, this region is breathtaking: the refreshing greenery of the forests in spring transform into a blaze of golds and reds come autumn…

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    from £695 per person

    Explore the spectacular Highlands of Scotland! Begin your journey with a tour of Scotland’s second city, Glasgow before you head North, past Loch Lomond and into Oban. Later, travel on the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig, and, eventually, the stunning Isle of Skye.

    Discover Skye on a fantastic round-trip of the beautiful landscapes… Don’t forget to sample some Talisker whislt here…

    Continue into the Western Highlands to Inverness. Loch Ness, Cullodon Battlefield and a sheep dog demonstration are only parts of your highlights here…

    End your your in Edinburgh and explore the city on a private guided tour.

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    from £395 per person

    Discover the beauty of Wales – start your tour in Cardiff with an introduction the the city & Wales with your local guide.

    Continue North along the coast towards Snowdonia National Park – here explore the history of slate, experience the stunning landscapes of North Wales from the country’s highest peak. Explore the quaint market town of Llangollen and journey on a canal boat over one of the largest aqueducts in Europe.

    Continue into Chester before travelling home with some fabulous memories of Wales.

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